South Lake Union
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September 14 Events

September 10 - October 30, Winston Wachter

TRACY ROCCA: THE ROCKIES

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce our fifth solo exhibition with painter Tracy Rocca. The inspiration for this body of work comes from Rocca’s extensive travels through the Rocky Mountains with her family – specifically Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Tetons and Glacier. The compositions are all based on Rocca’s photographs and memories from these family adventures. From each photographic reference point, Rocca then strips away the instantly recognizable details of the landscape in an attempt to present the viewer with a small sense of what it might feel like to be at the foot of the Tetons, or to stand in awe in a deep glacial valley. Rocca’s ethereal, abstract paintings are carefully built up over time to achieve their characteristic luminosity and unique sense of depth. Her painting process is slow and methodical, using layers of oil and pigment to delicately build and blur the paint into soft transitions of color and glowing light. Her blurred images, which are rooted in landscape, seek to soften our attention and create a space where the mind can rest. Through her dreamy compositions, Rocca draws the viewer in to a meditative focus on nature.

Tracy Rocca’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in the United States Embassies Collection, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Ritz Carlton and the University of New Mexico Collection.

September 14, 11:00 am, Cascade Playground

Yoga In The Park

Join Ripple Yoga every Saturday in Cascade Playground for a FREE yoga class for all abilities! Extra mats will be available.

Every Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm June-September 2019.

Hosted by Cascade Playground and Ripple Yoga.

September 14, 11:00 am, SLU Discovery Center

Grilled Cheese Grand Prix 2019

We’re back for Seattle’s favorite festival celebrating bread, cheese and everything in between in our new location, South Lake Union!

This year’s festivities include a tasting garden paired with local cheese purveyors, food pairings and over 30 beverages from wine, cider to craft beer on tap! Plus over 20 food trucks cooking up the best grilled cheese inspired dishes in town!

This event does allow for families to have access to the food trucks, but tasting garden is ticketed for 21+ only.

Discount tickets go live April 14th honor of National Grilled Cheese month which will include a fun pop-up to be announced!

September 14, 11:00 am, South Lake Union

South Lake Union Saturday Market 2019

It’s how Seattle does Saturday brunch. South Lake Union’s All Food Market, a refreshing European-style market place for locals and tourists alike.  The SLU Saturday Market can be found on 9th Ave. N. and Denny Way. Open 11-4pm every Saturday. South Lake Union is the creative and cultural heart of Seattle, where you can shop and eat 100% local on Saturdays. Featuring some of Seattle’s finest street food, farm fresh goods, and purveyors on one street. 

September 14, 8:30 am, Lake Union Park

TOUR DE PIER SEATTLE

THE INAUGURAL TOUR DE PIER SEATTLE STATIONARY CYCLING FUNDRAISER OPENS REGISTRATION

Seattle’s Most Unique Charity Event Gears-up to take the Sport of Indoor Cycling to Lake Union Park to Benefit Virginia Mason Cancer Institute and Other Nonprofit Cancer Organizations

WHAT:  Registration for the Inaugural Tour de Pier Seattle, one of the most unique fundraisers in the U.S. is now open to thousands of stationary cyclists to raise money to fight cancer. The award-winning stationary cycling charity event will be making its Pacific Northwest debut on September 14 and will benefit a trio of nonprofit cancer charities:  Virginia Mason Cancer Institute; the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and the Uncle Kory Foundation.

The Tour de Pier Seattle brings one of the “hottest” indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. Cyclists will be overlooking stunning Lake Union near downtown Seattle while pedaling to defeat cancer. Seattle’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through a five-hour session with energizing music and loads of excitement. In addition to cycling, the public can enjoy a free Health & Fitness Expo, live entertainment, great tunes, healthy food and beverages, as well as interactive health & fitness booths.

Since the first Tour de Pier was held in May 2013 in Manhattan Beach, California (an iconic beachside community in Los Angeles), the fitness charity event has raised more than $6.5 million for nonprofit cancer organizations and has grown to be one of the most popular outdoor charity events in Southern California. With the help and generosity of strong community supporters, sponsors and donors, the Tour de Pier Seattle will be on track to reaching its $250,000 fundraising goal to support cancer research.

WHEN:    Saturday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave., North, Seattle, WA 98109

COST/HOW IT WORKS: Participants register to reserve a bike for five one-hour sessions. Recruit up to four teammates or ride solo. Registration fee per rider is $150 and will include a bike, event shirt, and participant gift bag. Each bike team must raise a minimum of $750 (registration fees will count toward the $750). Online registration closes on Thursday, August 15 at midnight or as space permits. For more information and to register, visit www.seattletourdepier.com.

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Bluebill

Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916